Whether you enjoy escaping to another era for the evening, or simply want to marvel at some old-fashioned British charm, Netflix is offering a range of fancy frocks and frilly shirts as they let us indulge in some of the best British historic dramas, ranging from Downton Abbey to North and South.
Highlights this fortnight include:
The third series of the popular ITV production arrives at Netflix from today.
Exposing the snobbery and machinations of a disappearing class system, this series chronicles the elite Crawley family and their assorted servants.
A Dangerous Method
This 2011 movie directed by David Cronenberg stars Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Vincent Cassel.
Described as an ‘erotic biopic’ of Sigmund Freud centers on Freud’s relationships with patient Sabina Spielrein and friend turned rival Carl Jung.
Eighteen-year-old British royal Victoria ascends to the throne and is romanced by future husband Prince Albert in this emotionally-charged period film from 2009.
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and stars Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany and Miranda Richardson.
Pride and Prejudice
The BBC production from 1995 starring Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Julia Sawalha and Crispin Bonham-Carter.
Against a background of stately homes and beautiful countryside, the romance, drama and humour of Jane Austen’s greatest novel are captured in this adaptation by award-winning writer Andrew Davies.
North and South
When her father moves his family to an industrial mill town, the parson’s daughter, Margaret Hale, struggles to adapt to her harsh new surroundings. This BBC series is based on the popular novel by Elizabeth Gaskell.